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For the Week of
March 3-10, 2004
Cover Story: How Saddam Was Sold:
Meet the UCSC grad who co-authored the study that sent the Bush administration scrambling with its indictment of the U.S. case for war in Iraq.
Nüz: The Santa Cruz Surfing Club gets some publicity--thanks to Paris Hilton (it has nothing to do with sex tapes, by the way).
Graphic Violence: The new exhibit at Caffe Pergolesi is raising eyebrows--but for Santa Cruz artist Koak, that's par for the course.
Mountain Main: 'Touching the Void' chronicles a nerve-racking descent that tested two climbers to the limit.
The Wizardry of Oz: Mello Center artist-in-residence Mesut Özgen showcases his revolutionary vision for classical guitar.
The Rock Show: Blackstrap; the Ultimate Reality Dating Game Show.
The Monkey House: Celebrate the year of the monkey by flinging around books and checking out lit events.
Rockin' the Esplanade: With signature seafood, drinks, music and unusual events, Zelda's always promises a beach party.
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